Basingstoke Town 3-2 Sholing
Although the Boatmen were defeated, there were a lot of positives from an entertaining end to end friendly. After Luke Deacon had made some good saves, Basingstoke took the lead on 25 mins, but Dan Mason equalised straight from the restart, taking advantag of hesitation in the home defence to finish into the empty net from 20 yards. Sholing then took control and created a few chances before taking the lead when Dan Miller headed in Stu Green's freekick. Second half was less frantic, but Targett & Whiteley went close before Basingstoke equalised with a very good goal. Brad Targett should have put us back in front immediately and with Sholing having only 2 players left on the pitch who started the game, the home side took advantage of more space to play in to find the eventual winner. A good workout against a good side as we build up to the season - Match Report & Video
Blackfield & Langley 2-5 Sholing
Boatmen created a host of chances on a hot afternoon in Blackfield, taking 5 of them in an entertaining game. There was the welcome sight of Byron, D-Dan & Marv all playing their first game of pre-season and the Boatmen were on the attack from the off and soon took the lead when some nice play saw Yumo Wan on the overlap & he was tripped for a penalty that Stu Green stuck in the corner. Brad Targett was sharp to rob a defender and score off the far post. On 30 mins, the familiar sight of Dan Mason controlling, turning and finding the net and D-Dan was then to be denied twice by superb saves, before the home side grabbed a goal back before half time. Rest of the goals came late in the game, young trialist did very well to cross for another trialist to score from close range. Blackfield nodded in a goal at the far stick, before right on full time, Rafa Ramos chased a long ball over the top, got to it just before the keeper and rolled the ball into the empty net - Match Report & Video
Fixtures are Out !
Southern League fixtures have been released and we start our campaign away to Mangotsfield Utd on Saturday 14th August. Quickly followed by a home game with Larkhall Athletic on the Monday evening. Local derbies come early with home games against Winchester City & Lymington Town, but we won't play Totton until New Year's Day at the Mackoy Stadium. As ever, the fixtures are subject to much change as we have a full set of national & local cups scheduled for this season. To view the fixtures, click here.
New Shirt Sponsor : MSP Capital
We are delighted to announce that MSP Capital will be our home shirt sponsor for 2021/22 ! The Poole based Development Finance company will have their logo on our red & white home shirts this season as well as branding around the pitch. Chairman, Gerry Roberts, said : "This is a big coup for Sholing to be supported by MSP Capital and we can't wait to work with them this season". "MSP Capital are also the shirt sponsors at AFC Bournemouth, so their pedigree in supporting football is clear and we look forward to a successful partnership on and off the pitch".
Season Tickets on Sale!
Breakfast Club is back!
Saturday Morning Breakfast Club is back open from 9am to Noon. Cooked breakfasts, bacon butties, snacks and hot drinks available in the clubhouse every Saturday morning. So if you are passing by or dropping the kids off at soccer school, pop in for a good value meal